Jay uses handbuilding techniques and the potters wheel to create pouring vessels, boxes and sculpture. His approach to the development of his work stems from his previous experience as a graphic designer and his interest in combining technology with traditional pottery. His ceramics begins on the computer using a program to design the form, and then it is printed into flat patterns that will later be transferred to slabs of clay and folded into 3D forms. He uses the computer to design graphic patterns that are cut to create masks or resists for glazing the surface of his ceramic work of art.
Presently Jay teaches ceramics and drawing at Inver Hills Community College in Minnesota and resides with a studio in River Falls, Wisconsin.